Portrait of Newsday reporter Rick Brand taken on

Rick Brand

Rick Brand is a longtime Newsday reporter who writes about politics and government on Long Island.

Spin Cycle 6:18 PM Suffolk: Palumbo video shoot preceded his no-go on county exec race GOP Assemb. Anthony Palumbo decided against running for county executive late last week after Republicans
Spin Cycle 5:37 PM Suffolk Dems look to run S'hampton's Fleming for Leg. seat Suffolk Democrats appear ready to tap Southampton Town Board member Bridget Fleming for an open
Spin Cycle 4/25/15 Longtime local dem dies at 85 Suffolk Democrats are mourning the death last week of Mimi Brennan, 85, a longtime party
Spin Cycle 4/25/15 Brookhaven Dems still casting around for a supervisor candidate While Suffolk Republicans struggle to find a candidate for county executive, Brookhaven Democrats are also
Spin Cycle 4/20/15 Lloyd Harbor buisnessman top GOP prospect for county Leg. race Businessman George Schwertl of Lloyd Harbor has emerged as the leading contender to take on